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484.85 DISPOSITION OF FINES, FEES, AND OTHER MONEY; ACCOUNTS; RAMSEY
COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
(a) In the event the Ramsey County District Court takes jurisdiction of a prosecution for the
violation of a statute or ordinance by the state or a governmental subdivision other than a city or
town in Ramsey County, all fines, penalties, and forfeitures collected shall be paid over to the
county treasurer except where a different disposition is provided by law, and the following fees
shall be taxed to the state or governmental subdivision other than a city or town within Ramsey
County which would be entitled to payment of the fines, forfeitures, or penalties in any case, and
shall be paid to the administrator of the court for disposal of the matter. The administrator shall
deduct the fees from any fine collected for the state of Minnesota or a governmental subdivision
other than a city or town within Ramsey County and transmit the balance in accordance with the
law, and the deduction of the total of the fees each month from the total of all the fines collected is
hereby expressly made an appropriation of funds for payment of the fees:
(1) in all cases where the defendant is brought into court and pleads guilty and is sentenced,
or the matter is otherwise disposed of without a trial, $5;
(2) in arraignments where the defendant waives a preliminary examination, $10;
(3) in all other cases where the defendant stands trial or has a preliminary examination
by the court, $15; and
(4) the court shall have the authority to waive the collection of fees in any particular case.
(b) On or before the last day of each month, the county treasurer shall pay over to the
treasurer of the city of St. Paul two-thirds of all fines, penalties, and forfeitures collected and to
the treasurer of each other municipality or subdivision of government in Ramsey County one-half
of all fines or penalties collected during the previous month from those imposed for offenses
committed within the treasurer's municipality or subdivision of government in violation of a
statute; an ordinance; or a charter provision, rule, or regulation of a city. All other fines and
forfeitures and all fees and costs collected by the district court shall be paid to the treasurer of
Ramsey County, who shall dispense the same as provided by law.
History: 2006 c 260 art 5 s 32